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Facebook enhances local business services, launches food ordering

Facebook announced several new features allowing users of the social network to "discover new things in the world around you, decide what to do or where to go, and connect with local businesses in easier and faster ways." Among the additions, Facebook is launching an option to enable local services recommendations: "When you write a Facebook post looking for advice on local places or services, you'll have the option to turn on Recommendations for that post. If you turn on the feature, your friends can comment on your post with suggestions, and you'll see all of them mapped out and saved in one place." Notably, the company also introduced enhancements to local business services on Facebook, including food ordering, appointment booking, and ticket purchases: "You can now order food from restaurants directly from their Facebook Pages. Simply click 'Start Order' on any restaurant's Facebook Page that uses Delivery.com or Slice... In partnership with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, we're also making it possible for people to get tickets to other events - free or paid - directly from the event page on Facebook." Facebook said the new features begin rolling out in the U.S. today, adding that "over the coming months we'll be launching even more new features." Reference Link

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10/13/16
LOOP
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $165
LOOP
Buy
Facebook keeps expanding addressable market, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Blake Harper noted that Facebook has launched several new products over the past week as the company keeps working to expand its addressable market. Among the new offerings, Harper sees "Events" as a natural extension of what people already use Facebook for, views "Workplace by Facebook" as the largest strategic leap and said "Marketplace" should be helpful for users but more difficult to scale as a business considering Facebook's prior challenges in making inroads in e-commerce. While he does not expect near term revenues from any of these products, Harper said Facebook's innovation gives him confidence in his longer-term estimates and keeps a Buy rating and $165 price target on the stock.
10/14/16
PIPR
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $185
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's teen survey shows declining Facebook engagement
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's latest survey of over 10,000 teens shows Facebook engagement is decreasing. Engagement in the Fall survey is 52% versus 60% in Spring. Factoring out shifts in the population surveyed, core Facebook usage likely declined by three basis points, which indicates Facebook is gradually becoming less relevant versus Instagram and Snapchat, Munster tells investors in a research note. He points out, however, that teens indicating they use Instagram increased five points in the Fall 2016 survey, slightly faster than Snapchat's four points. Desire for engagement from brands on Instagram will drive long-term monetization above core Facebook levels, Munster contends, while noting that declining Facebook usage is a negative. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $185 price target.
10/14/16
JPMS
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $134
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan tweaks Alibaba, Netflix targets lower ahead of Q3 results
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth lowered his price target for Alibaba (BABA) to $134 from $135 and his target for Netflix (NFLX) to $122 from $125 ahead of the Q3 reporting season. Both stocks remain Overweight rated. The analyst slightly lowered his estimates for Alibaba to reflect tougher inventory comps and increased investment spending. He remains positive on the company's overall monetization trends. On Netflix, Anmuth tweaked his 2017 average selling price forecast lower while increasing his investment spend estimate modestly. Within the Internet space, the analyst's top large-cap picks into the quarter are Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Amazon.com (AMZN). Among small-caps, his top picks into earnings are Yelp (YELP), Pandora (P) and Match Group (MTCH).
10/17/16
FBCO
10/17/16
NO CHANGE
Target $170
FBCO
Outperform
Facebook price target raised to $170 from $154 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju raised Facebook's price target to $170 from $154 on a roll forward to the end of 2017 estimates. Ju's Outperform rating and investment thesis remain unchanged and continues to expect Facebook will be able to drive long term revenue growth without a material lift in ad loads, street models continue to underestimate the long-term monetization potential of upcoming new products, and upward bias to estimates, which do not contemplate contributions from multiple other products including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Offers/Local.

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